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Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Thu May 06, 2021 7:11 pm

Question for the site administration: When are you going to fix the privacy problems on this site? Just see below.

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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Wed May 12, 2021 1:25 pm

N328KF wrote:
Question for the site administration: When are you going to fix the privacy problems on this site? Just see below.

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Doubtful, if ever. Nearly every website does that sort of thing.
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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Wed May 12, 2021 2:42 pm

JBo wrote:
N328KF wrote:
Question for the site administration: When are you going to fix the privacy problems on this site? Just see below.

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Doubtful, if ever. Nearly every website does that sort of thing.


1. Clearly airliners.net does it far more than most. And like I tell my kids, just because someone else misbehaves doesn't make it OK.
2. This behavior is what justifies ad/tracker blocking. The admins need to get it together or else lose ad revenue.
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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Wed May 12, 2021 4:12 pm

N328KF wrote:
JBo wrote:
N328KF wrote:
Question for the site administration: When are you going to fix the privacy problems on this site? Just see below.

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Doubtful, if ever. Nearly every website does that sort of thing.


1. Clearly airliners.net does it far more than most. And like I tell my kids, just because someone else misbehaves doesn't make it OK.
2. This behavior is what justifies ad/tracker blocking. The admins need to get it together or else lose ad revenue.


The forum admins don't have any control over website advertising. That's on the web dev team, and they don't seem super inclined to change anythting. And nearly every website has ad trackers. It's how they make money.

Pretty much the only way to prevent that stuff is to have ad/tracker blocking on your browser, or use something like the Brave browser that has the blocking stuff built in.
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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Thu May 13, 2021 1:38 am

It’s even higher than the web development team.
 
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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Thu May 13, 2021 3:55 pm

JBo wrote:
N328KF wrote:
JBo wrote:

Doubtful, if ever. Nearly every website does that sort of thing.


1. Clearly airliners.net does it far more than most. And like I tell my kids, just because someone else misbehaves doesn't make it OK.
2. This behavior is what justifies ad/tracker blocking. The admins need to get it together or else lose ad revenue.


The forum admins don't have any control over website advertising. That's on the web dev team, and they don't seem super inclined to change anythting. And nearly every website has ad trackers. It's how they make money.

Pretty much the only way to prevent that stuff is to have ad/tracker blocking on your browser, or use something like the Brave browser that has the blocking stuff built in.


Sorry, I know it's not the forum admins - I meant the site admins.

Ads are okay. Having the ads be intrusive, rude, or introduce malware is not. It's also a quantitative thing - this site has demonstrably far more than its peers. This is not okay and I don't know why people are suggesting that it is something we should just accept.
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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Thu May 13, 2021 10:13 pm

N328KF wrote:
JBo wrote:
N328KF wrote:

1. Clearly airliners.net does it far more than most. And like I tell my kids, just because someone else misbehaves doesn't make it OK.
2. This behavior is what justifies ad/tracker blocking. The admins need to get it together or else lose ad revenue.


The forum admins don't have any control over website advertising. That's on the web dev team, and they don't seem super inclined to change anythting. And nearly every website has ad trackers. It's how they make money.

Pretty much the only way to prevent that stuff is to have ad/tracker blocking on your browser, or use something like the Brave browser that has the blocking stuff built in.


Sorry, I know it's not the forum admins - I meant the site admins.

Ads are okay. Having the ads be intrusive, rude, or introduce malware is not. It's also a quantitative thing - this site has demonstrably far more than its peers. This is not okay and I don't know why people are suggesting that it is something we should just accept.


Trackers aren't malware. Some trackers can be, sure, but not all of them.
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Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Fri May 14, 2021 1:19 am

JBo wrote:

Trackers aren't malware. Some trackers can be, sure, but not all of them.


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